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Functional Medicine Health Coaching / Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Coaching / Functional Medicine Coaching / Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner / Functional Nutrition Coach / Functional Medicine Practitioner

Poor Gut Health and Other Health Problems

May 25th, 2022 | Functional Medicine

Is your gut health compromised?If you’re feeling down, if you get sick more often than usual, if you’re having an upset stomach when you’re tired and stressed out, the chances are that your gut health is compromised. A huge part of your immunity is developed in the gut, along with neurotransmitters and hormones that regulate […]

Gut Bacteria And Weight

May 18th, 2022 | Functional Medicine

How can gut bacteria affect your weight?The past decade has shed light on the role of the gut microbiome in human’s overall health. Gut microbiome pertains to the collective bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live in our gut. Ten years ago, few of us were aware of just how significant they are in affecting our […]

All Fats Are Not Created Equal

May 11th, 2022 | Functional Medicine

After decades of thinking all fat is bad fat and causes us to get fat, it turns out that not all fats are created equal. Some of them are actually good for you and you need to consume fat to stay alive and healthy. Certain vitamins can only be absorbed by the body if consumed […]

Foods To Avoid To Improve Gut Health

May 4th, 2022 | Functional Medicine

The good, the bad, the ugly of the Western diet includes fruit and vegetables (good), refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup (bad), and processed foods and artificial sweeteners (ugly). If your gut is rumbling and roaring and causing you discomfort, the first place to look for a cure is your food. If you don’t […]

Gut Health Affects Your Mental Health

April 27th, 2022 | Functional Medicine

The gut-brain connection is very much a two-way street – each affects the other. Do you experience “having butterflies” in your stomach? How about a gut-wrenching experience? Or feeling nauseous before giving a public speech? These are just some of the signs that your gut and your brain are connected. The gut-brain connection, also called […]

Gut Microbiota is Important for Health

April 20th, 2022 | Functional Medicine

Most of the nutrients and energy that your body needs are obtained from the food that you eat. Therefore, your digestive system, and especially your gut health, is incredibly important. Your gut plays a crucial role in maintaining your entire body’s health, from digesting your food to distributing the nutrients to making you feel happy. […]

The Body’s Second Brain: The Gut Microbiome

April 13th, 2022 | Functional Medicine

Most people think of bacteria within the body as a cause of getting sick or developing certain diseases, but the reality is that at all times there are billions of beneficial bacteria within all of us. Bacteria make up our gut microbiome, an internal ecosystem that benefits our gut health and the immune system. Each […]

Signs That Your Microbiome Is Out Of Balance

April 6th, 2022 | Functional Medicine

The gut microbiome is the community of bacteria living in the gastrointestinal system. The community consists of good bacteria (probiotics), bad bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms. When the gut microbiome is balance it means that the ratio of good bacteria to bad will be higher, keeping the digestive system intact and working properly. The gut […]

GI-MAP For Heartburn, Bloating, Diarrhea and Constipation

March 30th, 2022 | Functional Medicine

You’re not alone. Many of us go day to day managing symptoms that we think are “normal” or “part of aging”. If you haven’t noticed, there’s an over-the-counter or prescription “solution” for everything that ails us. Heartburn? Tums. Pepcid. Alka-Selter. Prolisec. Bloating? Beono. Phazyme. Gas-Ex. Simethicone. Diarrhea? Pepto. Imodium. Kaopectate. Lomotil. Constipation? Colace. Ducolax. Phillips […]

GI MAP and Other Functional Lab Testing

March 16th, 2022 | Functional Medicine

When it comes to understanding what’s causing your symptoms, functional lab testing is a game changer and worth every penny. The foundational labs I recommend to clients can identify food sensitivities, leaky gut, infections, adrenal, hormone and liver function and nutrient deficiencies. These are some of the reasons behind chronic gut symptoms as well as […]

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